Ballot Status History: Green Party of Connecticut
1996: The Green Party of Connecticut qualified for ballot status for presidential elections only in November 1996.
In Connecticut, ballot status is achieved office by office, for any party receiving 1% or more in a race for each office. In the next electoral cycle, if a candidate from the same party runs for the same office, the candidate is automatically on the ballot without having to petition for the ballot line. (If a party receives at least 20% for Governor or has 20% of the partisan registration total, it qualifies for all races).
Ralph Nader received 1.8% for President. The 1.8% surpassed the 1% required to qualify the Green Party of Connecticut for the ballot for the presidential race.
2000: The Green Party of Connecticut retained ballot status for presidential elections and qualified for ballot status in one Congressional and six state legislative seats in November 2000.
Ralph Nader received 4.3% and 60,644 votes for President. The 4.3% surpassed the 1% required to retain the Green Party of Connecticut’s ballot line for the presidential race.
For US Congress, Audrey Cole received 3.2% and 7,303 votes in District 6. For State Senate, Mike De Rosa received 10.7% and 1,620 votes in District 1 and Timothy Boyles received 5.0% and 1,499 votes in District 18. For State House, Tom Sevigny received 5% and 661 votes in District 17; Thomas Ethier received 12% and 923 votes in District 65; Tony Santini received 4.0% and 253 votes in District 92; and Paul Bassler received 11.0% and 768 votes in District 142.
2002: The Green Party of Connecticut qualified for ballot status in one Congressional and six state legislative seats in November 2002.
For US Congress, Charles Pillsbury received 4.9% and 9,050 votes in District 3. For State Senate, Mike De Rosa received 5.8% and 876 votes in District 1; Tom Sevigny received 4% and 1,382 votes in District 8; and Penny Teal received 5.5% and 1,487 votes in District 18. For State House, Peter Magistri received 6.5% and 454 votes in District 60; John Battista received 31% and 1,892 votes in District 67; and Simone Mason received 18.4% and 871 votes in District 91.
2004: The Green Party of Connecticut lost ballot status for presidential elections in November 2004. David Cobb received 9,564 votes and 0.61%. The 0.61% did not meet the 1% required to retain the Green Party of Connecticut’s ballot line for the presidential race.